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Doctorow Ruminates On How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:33am

E.L. Doctorow's new novel goes inside the brain of a neuroscientist trying to outrun his memories of disaster and the daughter he gave up. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that Andrew's Brain was inspired by his own memories, and by a recurring idea of a little girl hiding her colored pencil drawings from adult eyes.

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Ukraine: Opposition Leader Injured In Clashes

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:29am

Ukraine: Opposition leader injured in clashes

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Who Gets To Be A Superhero? Race And Identity In Comics

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:26am

Artist Orion Martin recently posted several images reimagining X-Men characters as people of color. This touched off a conversation about race in comic book worlds, and how these comic book depictions relate to real life.

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The Church Bathroom That Stood As A Monument To A Segregated Past

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:26am

When the bathroom building went up behind a small Louisiana church in 1959, the doors were painted different colors. Ushers would follow black parishioners outside to make sure they entered the correct door. The once-segregated bathroom recently became part of a discussion of racism, a from-the-pulpit apology, and a demolition.

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Sax Great Jimmy Heath 'Walked With Giants,' And He's Still Here

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:25am

The composer and bandleader made his first recordings in the late 1940s. In the decades since, Heath has played with and written for everyone from Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to Miles Davis and Milt Jackson.

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Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:25am

In an effort to save a tiny 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, architects are offering it free to anyone who can move it to another property. Current owners of the Arlington, Va., plot want to build a bigger home where the kit house stands.

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Searchers Find Missing Plane In Idaho; 5 Dead

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:23am

Searchers find missing plane in Idaho; 5 dead

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Low Expectations For Syrian Peace Talks

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 2:21am

Low expectations for Syrian peace talks

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Poor Saudi Slums Highlight Wider Housing Problems

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 2:20am

Poor Saudi slums highlight wider housing problems

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VA Under Fire For Proposed Disability Filing Rule

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 2:19am

VA under fire for proposed disability filing rule

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Penn State Set For Saturday's 'Major Announcement'

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 2:19am

Penn State set for Saturday's 'major announcement'

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Gregg Allman Feted By Fellow Musicians At Concert

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 2:19am

Gregg Allman feted by fellow musicians at concert

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Feds Side With Same-Sex Couples In Utah

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 2:16am

Feds side with same-sex couples in Utah

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Griffin Leads Clippers In 123-87 Blowout Of Lakers

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 12:22am

Griffin leads Clippers in 123-87 blowout of Lakers

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Missing Plane Found In Idaho; 5 Aboard Dead

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 12:16am

Missing plane found in Idaho; 5 aboard dead

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10 Things To Know: This Week's Takeaways

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:52pm

10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways

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Night Fire Destroys Ancient Tibetan Town In China

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13pm

Night fire destroys ancient Tibetan town in China

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Rep: Whitney Houston's Daughter Gets Married

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13pm

Rep: Whitney Houston's daughter gets married

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Davis-White, Abbott Win Short Programs

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:48pm

Davis-White, Abbott win short programs

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Nets Beat Heat In 2 OTs For 5th Straight Win

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:44pm

Nets beat Heat in 2 OTs for 5th straight win

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